DOE rules since 1992 have impacted the U.S. motor market.
The Integral Horsepower Motor Rule will take effect June 1, 2016.
The updated regulations may require machine redesign and premium efficiency motors and components.
John Malinowski is the senior manager for industry affairs at Baldor Electric Company in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Malinowski is a senior member of IEEE and a member of the IEEE Industry Application Society. He serves on the IEEE Pulp & Paper Industry Committee, is active with the IEEE Petroleum and Chemical Industry Committee, and serves on several IEEE Standards Working Groups. He is immediate past chairman of NEMA MG1 Motor & Generator Section and Baldor’s representative for several energy advocate organizations.